Sacre bleu! North American-style food trucks in Paris? Specializing in take-out burgers and drawing crowds of hungry Parisians in the toniest, trendiest parts of the city? C’est impossible.
Yet, Cantine California, operated by American-Canadian Jordan Feilders, who is originally from San Francisco, is among the young entrepreneurs drawing media attention on both sides of the Atlantic for feeding the French street-food from a truck, reports the New York Times.
Let’s qualify this though. Cantine California makes huge concessions to French gastronomic sensibilities. Translation: It isn’t selling greasy French fries. The burgers are made from prime, grass-fed beef and topped with an elegant dab of exotic fromage. Its “Carnitas Tacos” feature pork slow-cooked for seven hours, and the other ingredients are fresh and from special suppliers.